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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew on Friday requested a U.S. decide to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s civil lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was 17, greater than 20 years in the past.
In a submitting with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Duke of York mentioned the case must be dismissed as a result of Giuffre did not state a declare warranting aid.
He mentioned that if dismissal weren’t granted, Giuffre ought to present a “more definitive statement” of her allegations.
Lawyers for Giuffre didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Giuffre, 38, sued https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/prince-andrew-is-sued-by-jeffrey-epstein-accuser-over-alleged-sexual-abuse-2021-08-09 the prince in August, accusing him of forcing her to have intercourse when she was underage on the London dwelling of Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime affiliate of the late financier and intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The lawsuit additionally claimed that Andrew abused Giuffre at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan, and on one of Epstein’s personal islands within the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Andrew, 61, a former good friend of Epstein, has not been charged with crimes, and has “categorically” denied Giuffre’s claims in opposition to him.
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